Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

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Kosovo's ambassador Mr Ilir Dugolli and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' introducer Bengt Lundborg outside the East Gate. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Thursday 5 December, The King received four new foreign ambassadors at formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
The new ambassadors were Uganda's ambassador Mr Zaake Kibedi Wanumi, Bangladesh's ambassador Mr Golam Sarwar, Kosovo's ambassador Mr Ilir Dugolli and China's ambassador Mr Chen Yuming.
Uganda's ambassador passes the South Gate in the Royal Mews' carriage on his way to an audience with The King. Photo: royalcourt.se

Uganda's ambassador passes the South Gate in the Royal Mews' carriage on his way to an audience with The King. Photo: royalcourt.se

Uganda's ambassador and his retinue arrive in the Inner Courtyard. Photo: royalcourt.se

Uganda's ambassador and his retinue arrive in the Inner Courtyard. Photo: royalcourt.se

At the ceremony, the ambassadors submit their credentials (a document from their head of state) to The King, who then grants them the formal right to work in Sweden.
Kosovo's ambassador Mr Ilir Dugolli outside the East Gate at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

Kosovo's ambassador Mr Ilir Dugolli outside the East Gate at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

Formal audiences follow a traditional ceremony. The ambassador is collected in one of the Royal Mews' carriages from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and is taken to the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The King and the ambassador then talk in private for around fifteen minutes.
Kosovo's ambassador leaves the Royal Palace of Stockholm by car. Photo: royalcourt.se

Kosovo's ambassador leaves the Royal Palace of Stockholm by car. Photo: royalcourt.se